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Resources for your Peer Support Group

Lived Experience Accessing Peers

 

 

The LEAP Project

funded by Big Lottery

is open to residents from:

  Newham

  Tower Hamlets

  Redbridge

 

 

Would you like to start your own

Peer Support group

 

Do you have an idea and need help to make it happen?

We have the staff and Volunteers who can assist you

and

With the support of our trained Peer Leaders, we can help coordinate and run your group with you, or you may prefer to get onto our Peer Leader training programme yourself and develop your own skills!

 

In addition, we can help with resources, such as creating, designing and printing fliers to advertise your group 

 

 

Resources for your Group

Toolkit 

How to Constitute your group

How to start your group

Six steps to start that make it easy

Starting up and keep going

 

 

To discuss your idea with our specialist support worker

please email Sukana at sukana.al-hassani@mithn.org.uk

 

 

What type of group should I start?

Starting a peer support group can take many shapes and forms. Here at MIND Tower Hamlets & Newham peer support can mean having a cup of tea and talking about shared experiences with people who are also looking for a safe space of understanding and support.

 

Peer support can also mean getting active or playing games and taking a moment for you to socialise and have fun!

 

Below are some ideas for groups that MINDTH have helped facilitate, both past and present! Please contact us with your ideas or if you would like to run something similar in your area!

 

Mindfulness groups where members and peer leaders share stress management techniques.

 

Creative writing groups where members channel their thoughts and emotions onto the page!

 

Post-natal support groups where new and expectant mothers share common experiences that members can relate to in a safe and non-judgmental space.

 

Men & Women social groups where people can come together to chat and join activities in both their separate and respective safe spaces.

 

For inspiration and group activity ideas

You can visit http://www.expressivetherapist.com/group-activities.html where you will find 75 inspiring idea’s that can be used with adults, teenagers and children.

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